The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some isappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain
The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger; the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity.
Sure there are dishonest men in local government. But there are dishonest men in national government too.
A man is not finished when he is defeated. He is finished when he quits.
Remember, always give your best. Never get discouraged. Never be petty. Always remember, others may hate you. But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them. And then you destroy yourself
No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
A public man must never forget that he loses his usefulness when he as an individual, rather than his policy, becomes the issue
Only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
Let us move from the era of confrontation to the era of negotiation.
The lesson of all history warns us that we should negotiate only when our military superiority is so convincing that we can achieve our objective at the conference table and deny the aggressor theirs.
By the time you get dressed, drive out there, play 18 holes and come home, you've blown seven hours. There are better things you can do with your time
The war against Vietnam is only the ghastliest manifestation of what I'd call imperial provincialism, which afflicts America's whole culture - aware only of its own history, insensible to everything which isn't part of the local atmosphere.
Any change is resisted because bureaucrats have a vested interest in the chaos in which they exist.
You've got to learn to survive a defeat. That's when you develop character.
Solutions are not the answer.